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Stalking or Romance? Your Favorite Rom-Coms Re-examined

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It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Don't deny it; you feel it too. All of this frilly lovey-doveyness just makes you want to grab a box of chocolates and a glass of wine and hang out with a good rom-com DVD (you didn't think we were going to say a person, did you?). The mythical pull of the rom-com is amazing, enthralling. They always solve their problems and end up happy in the end!

But wait. Take a closer look at the plot the next time you're watching your beloved chick flick — there are usually at least nine "endearing misunderstandings" and "charming half-truths" involved in a typical boy-meets-girl-eventually-they-make-out movie.  Schemes! Plots! But it always turns out ok!

Would that happen in real life?

Here at NextMovie, we walk the streets with a can of Mace in one hand and sharpened nails on the other (and type one-handed when we're not walking the streets, because we just got our nails did), on the lookout for handsome yet hapless leading men veering too close to obsession for our tastes. After all, you never know when someone will go from liking how soft your skin is to wanting to wear your skin. What that in mind, we revisited five of our favorite rom-coms to analyze: Is this actually romantic, or should we be reaching for our panic buttons? Get More »

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Eff, Marry, Kill: Nicholas Sparks Edition

It's time to face reality: It's Nicholas Sparks' world. We just live in it.

Really, the prolific romance author plays us like goddamn puppets. The author has seen eight of his novels adapted for the screen, to stunningly successful results. "The Notebook" makes our romantic lives pale in comparison, and the devotion between Mandy Moore and Shane West in "A Walk to Remember" is swoon-worthy. Let's not even get started on "Dear John" — it's enough to make a girl want to invest in personalized stationery.

Since there's not even a point to these movies other than romance, let's get to business: Which of these gentlemanly characters would we most like to take home to our dewy-eyed mothers, which would we hit and quit, and which would we just, well...hit? Yes, it's time for Eff, Marry, Kill: Nicholas Sparks Edition. Get More »

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Famous Movie Couples: What Their Babies Would Look Like

Have you ever wondered what Jack and Rose's baby would look like if the Titanic hadn't sunk — or, you know, she'd made room on the damn door — and they'd both survived to raise a family together?

Don't lie. You know you have.

We'll admit that we have, anyway, and with the magical (but MONSTER CREEPY) technology at, we were able to create composite photos of our favorite movie couples' offspring.

The future is terrifying amazing.

The 'Titanic' Baby

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Nicholas Sparks Mad Libs: Write Your Own Bestselling Romance for Adaptation to the Screen!

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Man, don't you just love a good Nicholas Sparks movie? There's nothing better to pop into the DVD player, hit play, and just unwind, your only companions a pint of Ben and Jerry's, a pack of tissues and a box of Chardonnay. (Wine never judges when it comes to weeping over the doomed romance of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.)

But, much as we love "The Notebook," the totally underrated "A Walk to Remember" (We still love you, Mandy!) and all the other masterpieces based on Sparks' novels, don't they get a little...samey after a while? Get More »

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You Could Be 'The Lucky One' With This Nicholas Sparks Movie Giveaway

"The Lucky One" Blu-ray Cover
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Nicholas Sparks really knows how to build up a movie audience and break them down with unforgettable love stories.

His latest mushfest, "The Lucky One," stars Zac Efron as a U.S. Marine returning home to try to find the woman in a photo he believes kept him alive during three tours of duty in Iraq, and a romance between the two follows. We've got tears in our eyes just thinking about it.

In honor of the release of "The Lucky One" on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 28, we're giving one lucky fan the chance to win a prize pack full of Nicholas Sparks weepies. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the greatest romantic movies of all time, starting with Sparks' first novel-turned-film "Message in a Bottle." Then, move on to the movie that put him on the map ("A Walk to Remember"), the classic ("The Notebook"), the movie that kept us crying ("Nights in Rodanthe") and the latest film. Get More »

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Here Are the Most Attractive Movie Choices in Internet Dating

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Apparently, single people love "The Hangover" and "The Notebook."

In the wild and wooly world of internet dating, sites are in constant search of some kind of quantifiable algorithm to get people off their laptops and into each others' laps.

Some say the way into a man's heart is through his stomach, but real men know the way into our hearts is through our favorite movies, something those dauntless romantological theorists at eHarmony Labs have looked into deeply, with a thorough illustrated charticle to prove it. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: eHarmony Labs

The College Freshman's DVD Guide

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For incoming freshmen, college can be a big, scary new world. And between homework, class schedules and weird new roommates, there's enough to worry about without the added pressure of putting together a decent DVD collection.

So in order to help your new college experience go as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of the 20 essential DVDs (or Blu-rays) that every new college freshman should own, including all the best movies for college's favorite pastimes: drinking, hooking up, studying and even smoking — you know, if you're into that (Mandatory Disclaimer: NextMovie does not condone underage drinking or illegal drug use). Get More »

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R. Kelly Says 'The Notebook' Made Him Divorce His Wife

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Here's a riddle for you: What do R. Kelly and teenage girls have in common?

They both cry during "The Notebook." What did you think the answer was?

MTV has gotten their paws on the King of R&B's new memoir "Soulacoaster, The Diary of Me," and the most surprising detail (in a life that includes allegedly peeing on underage women) is that Kelly needed a hanky after watching the Ryan Gosling weepie.

A hanky and a new wife, that is. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: MTV

GALLERY: Celebrities Tell Us Their Favorite Romantic Movies

Valentine's Day is upon us, love is in the air, and we are so on it.

Oh, we don't mean candlelit dinners and flower deliveries -- we mean romantic movies, in which every meet-cute and heartbreak has a soundtrack; and hot, sensitive characters say "I love you" better than your significant other ever will.

You know who loves romantic movies, too? Celebrities. From Channing Tatum to Christina Hendricks, these 20 famous folks name their favorites and give us some pretty good ideas for what we might be watching (again) this Valentine's Day.

Most Romantic Movies Ever ... This Millennium

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Call us predictable, but we at NextMovie can't think of a better thing to do on Valentine's Day than snuggle up to your loved one (or teddy bear, if you're single) and pop in a film to tug at your heart strings.

So to make your Valentine's Day a stress-free affair, we've been thoughtful enough to compile a list of our top 20 Valentine's Day film picks from the new millennium to make the picking that much easier for you.

Pop open that bubbly, pour that bath, gorge on some chocolate-covered strawberries... and enjoy. Get More »

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